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There is increasing interest in the potential for mediation to resolve Investor-State disputes. This 3-day interactive, practice-based Investor-State Mediator Training, designed jointly by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Energy Charter, will cover the context of investor-State disputes within the ISDS landscape and will provide experienced mediators with knowledge and skills to...

On 15 November the joint ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum and Training Programme on Improving Energy Governance and Promoting Regional Cooperation in West Africa in Cotonou was formally opened by the Deputy Minister of Energy of Benin and representatives of the Energy Charter as well as the EU.

On 15 November 2021, the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter, Ms Atsuko Hirose, received the Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Didar Temenov.

On 9-12 November 2021, the Eighth Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.

From 15-25 November the ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum takes place in Contonou (Benin) and is hosted by H.E. the Minister of Energy and Petroleum of Benin.

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) work together on many collaborative objectives in their joint pursuit of sustainable development.

On 4 November 2021 in Bishkek, the Energy Charter Secretariat, in cooperation with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Energy and Industry and UNDP Kyrgyzstan, organised a high-level side event on “Promoting sustainable energy and energy transition in Central Asia” on the margins of the EU-Central Asia Forum. The Minister of Energy and Industry Mr Doskul Bekmurzaev, Energy Charter Deputy Secretary-General Ms Atsuko Hirose, UNDP Regional Team Leader for Nature, Climate and Energy Ms Laura Altinger and Member...

On 27-28 October 2021, Dr Urban Rusnak took part in the 26th Oil & Gas Conference, which was held hybrid in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and online.

On 23 October 2021 he met with Mr Furkat Sidikov Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Broad range of topics were discussed with Uzbek hosts: road to decarbonisation of energy sector, deployment of renewables and investment conditions in Uzbekistan, prospects for hydrogen economy, regional cooperation including transit of energy resources and power interconnections.

On 22 October 2021, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)  invited the Energy Charter Secretariat's Investment Coordinator, Ms Ishita Pant, to preside over the second session of the Thirty Sixth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law.

On 21 October 2021 Dr Oleksandr Antonenko, Head of the Energy Efficiency Unit, was invited to judge the final event on the Climate Change Hackathon that brought together over 130 expert alumni from one of the most prestigious scholarship programmes in the world, namely the Chevening, CSC and Marshall programmes of the United Kingdom.

On 19 October 2021, the Secretary General Dr. Urban Rusnák took part in the High-Level International Investment Agreements Conference 2021 which focused on the international investment treaty-making in the new era of global economy. 

On 18 October 2021, the recently appointed Chair of the Energy Charter Conference (ECC), the Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, Mr Gnel Sanosyan, welcomed Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter Dr Urban Rusnák in Yerevan. 

The International Energy Charter was invited by the National Energy Administration of China to contribute to the Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference.

Today, the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Dr. Rusnak was giving the opening remarks at the 10th Conference of the Global Forum on Energy Security, which was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, a close partner of the International Energy Charter. In his statement, Dr. Rusnak pointed out that China’s relationship with the Energy Charter Process spans well over a decade and has expanded substantially during his tenure as Secretary General.